The STAPLES Center is a multi-purpose arena that hosts four professional sports franchises and is about to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
The STAPLES Center is host to over 250 events and 4 million guests per year. It has established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World.
It’s home to the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. It’s also a performance venue for high profile concerts and events. These have included figure skating championships, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, 17 of the last 19 Grammy Award shows and Michael Jackson’s Pubic Memorial Service on July 7, 2009.
Concerts at the arena include Adele, Mana, Prince, U2, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé, Usher, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Simon & Garfunkel, Van Halen, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Peter Gabriel, Ricky Martin, Tina Turner, Kanye West, Luis Miguel, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, Reba McEntire, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Tool, Shakira, Depeche Mode, Cher, Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Eurythmics, The Police, Bob Seger, Katy Perry, and more.
In the Star Plaza outside the Chick Hearn Ave entrance are ten statues of legendary sports figures. These include: Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Oscar De La Hoya, broadcaster Chick Hearn, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luc robitaille, Shaquille O’Neal, Elgin Baylor and Kings announcer Bob Miller.
Located directly across from the STAPLES Center is LA Live and the Microsoft Theatre and Square. It is also located near the Grammy Museum and the Grammy Walk of Fame. The area is said to have more music per square foot than any other location in the world.
The STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015